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WiFi Service Conditions Changed

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

June 11, 2012

PC Pro reports on Virgin Media's changes to the terms and conditions for its Tube WiFi services after privacy concerns were raised that the service "could snoop on user communications." The user agreement had read, "with your permission, we may monitor e-mail and Internet communications, including without limitation, any content or material transmitted over the services," which sparked complaints from MP Robert Halfon and privacy advocate Big Brother Watch. "The company said it had never intended to snoop on e-mails or other communications and had only included the wording to cover itself legally for blocking illegal content," the report states.
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